05-28-2013 12:04 PM
I use a mouse and really would like to disable the touchpad completely.
have tried disabling Synaptics, uninstalling Synaptics, tried all the Mouse options in CP, looked in the BIOS (no options there), decreasing sensitivity etc. (I've looked this up lots before).
Right now I have card taped across it to help in case I forget to press Fn+F6 after it mysteriously re-enables after rewaking. The card just minimises potential disasters but it's a poor solution and doesn't stop clicking - I often involuntarily palm-press it. The card also acts as a mousepad - it's a necessary personal preference (ok).
Fn+F6 is the only solution I have but is there anything better - I can see this causing a disaster on PokerStars one day!
As I say, I've looked this up before and found it's a common complaint - any chance of a driver update?
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05-29-2013 09:02 AM
If you already checked the touchpad settings below and sometimes you forget to press Fn+F6 to disable the touchpad then you need to look under the hood to permanently disable the device.
To permanently disable the Touchpad, you need to:
1. Remove the keyboard (follow page 46 of the hardware maintenance manual)
2. Disconnect the Touchpad Cable and reconnect the keyboard
Until an updated driver / BIOS is released that has a feature to disable the Touchpad, this will be the alternative in getting rid of the touchpad permanently.
Hope this helps
06-06-2013 09:02 AM
After trying the registry trick on this thread, the Synaptics Touchpad can now be disabled via the option below:
Credits to this website for the image
The trick requires adding the following key and value on the registry:
1. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh
2. Right click and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it DisableIntPDFeature
3. Modify the value to 33 in hexadecimal to enable it to be ON by default.
Tested on a Lenovo Y570 (may also work on other Ideapad Models).
Be careful in editing the registry as it may render the system unbootable if done incorrectly.